Saturday, July 14, 2012

Recipe: Leslie's Granola

This recipe has been making the rounds in my family ever since my mom's cousin Leslie came to visit a while ago. Addie just recently discovered the magic that is yogurt + fresh fruit + granola, so I decided to give the recipe a try. This recipe is delicious and it smells like heaven when it's cooking.

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Granola

6 cups old fashioned rolled oats
2 cups chopped almonds*
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
3/4 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup canola oil**

*Instead of 2 cups almonds, I used 1 cup almonds and 1/2 cup each of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.
**You could also use coconut oil. I'm going to the next time I make this.

Makes 13 cups of granola.

Preheat oven to 250°. Lightly spray 2 cookie sheets or cover with parchment paper. Mix ingredients. Transfer to baking sheets. Bake one hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Cool slightly, then transfer to a large bowl. Raisins (or dried cranberries!) can be added at this point.

As prepared above, per 1/4 cup: 142 calories, 7.4 g fat, 4.2 mg sodium, 17.8 g carb, 2.1 g fiber, 9.5 g sugar, 2.6 g protein.

2 comments:

  1. What a pleasant surprise to see my recipe! Glad you all like it. Roger is the official granola maker in our house now. He adds 2T of warm water to the syrup/oil mixture. He swears it is easier to mix everything together with that little bit of water added.

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    1. Thank you so much for the recipe! It's delicious! I'll try the water!

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